Palin ghostwriter lashes out at critics of Palin’s televised hunting

Brett Michael Dykes
National Affairs Reporter
The Ticket

The people who craft the words of high-profile politicians can be fiercely loyal to their employers (see Noonan/Reagan). It looks like Sarah Palin's ghostwriter Rebecca Mansour is no different.

Responding on Twitter to the controversy surrounding Palin's killing of various animals on her TLC reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" (which often comes with a "Viewer Discretion Advised" warning),  Mansour ridiculed those who've criticized Palin's antics on the show as probably in "a fetal position somewhere sobbing" over the animals that were slain by the former Alaska governor. Palin addressed the issue herself -- also via Twitter -- over the weekend, writing, "Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy."

Mansour also got in a dig at those who've questioned Palin's Frontier Woman credentials, adding: "I wonder if anyone will correct the record now that we can all see that Palin a) hunts, b) fishes, c) is good at both?"

Some expert hunters, however, weren't so impressed.